ISEA News - September October 2019

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Online Scams

Online Matrimonial frauds
Over two decades, online matrimonial sites have gained popularity in India where most marriages are still arranged by parents. The whole traditional matchmaking process changed and was set aside when the wave of online matrimony’s came into existence. Online matrimony sites are the ideal mix of Indian traditional values and latest technology for Indian bachelors to explore and find a perfect match for a lifetime. This boosted the demand for cyber services, like Ltd., and, which operate searchable databases of marriage material. But, matrimonial sites are not completely safe. If you do not take certain precautions, there are chances that you may end up in regret. There has been a rise in the number of people who are cheated through matrimonial sites.

Online Job Scams
Scammers have become extremely tricky and smart these days, making it difficult to determine whether a job offer is fake or a legitimate one. The main motive behind these scams is to extract hard-earned money from the candidates and disappear. Naive young people, who are on the lookout for jobs, are increasingly falling prey to online job scams, who promise with quick money and lucrative employment. At the peak of frustration and agony when one does not have a job, he may fall into such traps.

Online Scams through online classified market place
Online classifieds like Quikr, OLX and others, a online portal which facilitates a convenient marketplace for buying and selling all kinds of items. If you are advertising your items for sale through online classifieds portal, beware of scammers posing as genuine buyers. Scammers may make up stories such as needing your help to pay an agent or upfront costs like transportation or insurance. They may promise you reimbursement for these costs. Scammers will pose as genuine sellers and post fake ads on classifieds websites and may also approach you through email or on social media portals

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